While Microsoft’s mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display (HMD), HoloLens, may only be focused at enterprise and priced well out of the range of casual consumers, the company has been nurturing partnerships to bring more apps to the device. The latest comes from Theorem Solutions in the form of Visualization Experience, an app designed for engineering and manufacturing.
The app allows a user to holographically see design data, providing a new way to understand the information presented. To begin with, Theorem Solutions provides a number of different sets of engineering data for users to access and experience the app, showcasing a number of different use cases.
The Visualization Experience app is free to download from the Microsoft app Store. It requires a few details for validation: Name, Company Name and a valid email address. After which Theorem will unlock a 90 day trial of the software for the user. During this trial period they’ll then have the option to upgrade to the full subscription license allowing them to load their own engineering and manufacturing CAD and PLM data where it is automatically optimized for use in the Microsoft HoloLens.
Theorem Solutions will then stream the data in the Visualization Experience allowing the user to interact and engage with their data, so they can freely walk around it and manipulate it all with their voice and hand gestures.
Visualization Experience is another example of HoloLens’ multiple use cases for business and why organisations like NASA utilise the technology for multiple purposes. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Microsoft HoloLens, reporting back with the latest updates.
Source: Theorem Solutions’ Visualization Experience App Combines Engineering Design Data with HoloLens